Animals : Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services

The Seeing Eye

Independence and dignity since 1929

three stars

85.90

1 Seeing Eye Way Morristown, NJ 07960
tel: (973) 539-4425   Web Site
EIN: 22-1539721

Board Leadership
Thomas J. Duffy
Chairman of the Board

CEO
James A. Kutsch
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.90 three stars
  Financial 80.07 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1929, The Seeing Eye has partnered with people who are blind who seek to enhance their independence, dignity, and self-confidence through the use of Seeing Eye dogs. About 14,000 of these specially bred and trained dogs have brought a new level of mobility, safety, and self-sufficiency to almost 8,000 men and women. Our students - people who are blind or visually impaired - come from all over the United States and Canada to spend up to a month training with a new Seeing Eye dog.

Since 1929, The Seeing Eye has partnered with people who are blind who seek to enhance their independence, dignity, and self-confidence through the use of Seeing Eye dogs. About 14,000 of these specially bred and trained dogs have brought a new level of mobility, safety, and self-sufficiency to almost 8,000 men and women. Our students - people who are blind or visually impaired - come from all over the United States and Canada to spend up to a month training with a new Seeing Eye dog.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Average number of years of formal education for teachers/instructors
7
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

80.07

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
81.9%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 9.80
  Program Expenses Growth 1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Seeing Eye on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Seeing Eye on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $21,545,720
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $128,374
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $21,674,094
   Program Service Revenue $94,965
Total Primary Revenue $21,769,059
   Other Revenue $13,940,812
TOTAL REVENUE $35,709,871
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $21,854,631
   Administrative Expenses $1,645,923
   Fundraising Expenses $3,365,821
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $26,866,375
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,843,496
   
Net Assets $301,478,048

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$349,948 1.30% James A. Kutsch Jr. President, CEO

Mission

Since 1929, The Seeing Eye has partnered with people who are blind who seek to enhance their independence, dignity, and self-confidence through the use of Seeing Eye dogs. About 14,000 of these specially bred and trained dogs have brought a new level of mobility, safety, and self-sufficiency to almost 8,000 men and women. Our students - people who are blind or visually impaired - come from all over the United States and Canada to spend up to a month training with a new Seeing Eye dog.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Seeing Eye (NJ) 85.90 three stars
BraveHearts (IL) 92.22 four stars
Patriot Paws Service Dogs (TX) 96.13 four stars
Dogs for Better Lives (OR) 96.88 four stars
Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind (PA) 98.44 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Seeing Eye
1 Seeing Eye Way
Morristown, NJ 07960
tel: (973) 539-4425
fax: (973) 539-0922
EIN: 22-1539721

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 375
Morristown, NJ 07963

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Board Leadership

Thomas J. Duffy
Chairman of the Board

CEO

James A. Kutsch
President, CEO